Christianity Today Feature Article: Call for the Wailing Women of Color

The editor of Voices of Lament on how public injustice demands public sorrow.

In the fall of 2019, author and speaker Natasha Sistrunk Robinson moved to Alabama with her husband and daughter. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, she found herself doubly isolated in a new location.

After reading the book of Jeremiah, a particular passage “really jumped out at me,” says Robinson. It was 9:17–21, “where God tells the prophet Jeremiah to call the wailing women to wail until they are exhausted from crying so much. They’re wailing because the men have been taken out of the public square, and the children have been taken out of the streets, and ‘death has climbed in through our windows.’”

Death was a thief climbing into our windows too. It was all around us, with the reality of the pandemic on top of all the racial injustice of that year.

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

In this article Natasha answers questions about the Voices of Lament project, including her hopes and vision for the project as well as the journey it took to make Voices of Lament possible. Natasha talks about what it is to be a woman of color and shares her vision for Christian female leaders.

Read the FULL Article on the Christianity Today website

If you would like to learn more about the Voices of Lament project you can do so at this link: http://www.natashasrobinson.com/voicesoflament

Season 3 of A Sojourner’s Truth podcast will be returning this Thursday (January 12th, 2023) and will be available on ALL podcast platforms. Get ready to hear Natasha speak about #GriefAND Leadership.

Published by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Servant of Jesus. Truth-teller. Leader. Mentor. Author of Books.

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